African Ensemble Guitar


Imagine knowing how to play amazing African guitar licks from Nigeria, Mali, Congo, Ivory Coast and South Africa. Then imagine how easy it would be to take your poly-rhythmic guitar mastery and fit into any band, in any genre whilst always having a wealth of exciting and unique guitar licks in your library to take inspiration from.

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The African Guitar Curriculum


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Module 1 - Guitar Techniques & Warmups - 39.31
Module 2 - How To Play Malaika - 15.11
  • Performing Miriam Makeba’s Malaika 5.35
  • Remaining Comfortable Within Chord Shapes 8.12
  • Accompanying The Vocal Part1.27
  • Learning The Chord Melody Guitar Part 4.17
  • Playing At A Slower Tempo 2.29
  • Chord Melody On The B Section 5.42
  • Emphasising The G# 1.50
  • Instrumental Section With The Ensemble 2.23
Module 3 - Nigerian Afrobeat - 21.29
  • The Simplicity Of Afrobeat4.06
  • Learning A Rhythm Guitar Part 4.26
  • Lead & Rhythm Parts With The Band 4.20
  • How To Sound Rhythmic 3.50
  • Performing Afrobeat With The Ensemble 2.57
Module 4 - Coupé-Décalé & Guitar Line Creation - 15.45
  • Creating Lines – 1,4,1,5 Progression 8.00
  • Slowing Down The New Guitar Parts 4.19
  • Coupé-Décalé – Cote d’Ivoire 5.17
  • Playing With The Ensemble 2.20
Module 5 - West African Pentatonic Music - 8.37
  • Using The Pentatonic Scale 4.45
  • Authentic Feel With Ornamentation 2.33
  • Learning The Main Riff 1.43
  • Grooving With The Syncopations 1.51
  • Learning The Lead Guitar Line 2.56

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Learn from the best. Watch legendary South African bassist Bakithi Kumalo’s exclusive World Music Method masterclass and apply his principles into your own musical development.

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african ensemble guitar – 1 hour 40 mins online course


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Learn Congolese Guitar With Niwel Tsumbu

Let the World Music Method set you on the right road. Take it easy, take it slow, build your confidence and master the art. Explore the vibrant roots and invigorating rhythms of Sebene with one of its most accomplished practitioners.

Back in the day, Niwel Tsumbu was borrowing bits of fishing line and bike cable to build his guitars. Now he’s performed the world over with the likes of Buena Vista Social club, Natty Wailer and Baaba Maal. He’s recorded with Sinead O’Connor, Nigel Kennedy and Michael O’Suilleabhgin. He’s even written a symphony for the radical 20-piece Surge Orchestra.

From Irish folk to jazz, classical, rock and flamenco, Niwel’s story is one of cross-genre, cross-cultural exploration, improvisation, collaboration and integration. But with this session he’ll take you right back to the fundamental rhythms of his African roots, bedded in Soukous, Sebene and Rumba. Where it all began. Niwel is a real one-off. Don’t miss the chance to benefit from learning with this master musician.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does The 30 Day Guarantee Work?

We guarantee that you’re going to love this course and make improvements with your guitar playing. Your sense of groove will be stronger, your flexibility in solos will feel freer and you’ll have tonnes of new West African licks to draw upon. We have a no questions asked refund policy so if you feel that this doesn’t meet your standards for whatever reason just email us on [email protected] within 30 days of purchasing and we’ll promptly refund you in full.

How Long Will I Have Access To The Course?

Forever! Take it fast, take it slow. If you need help with anything just get in touch and a helpful human will respond.

What Level Do I Need To Be To Use This Course?

Great question. This course is designed to suit guitar players of all levels but not absolute beginners. Advanced players will absorb highly intricate textures of African rhythms, intermediate players will solidify their groove like never before, beginners will be inspired to accurately study the material and make instant progress. We also have very advanced software which helps to speed up your learning time by providing syncronised guitar tab, notation, popup visual fretboards, slow motion and looping options.

Do I Need To Read Music?

No not at all. Everybody learns in different ways so you have the option to acquire this knowledge by combining any variety of close-up angles, in-depth and clear explanations, learning by ear, guitar tab or sheet music.

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If you aren’t happy with your African Guitar course, we’ll refund you within 30 days. There’s nothing to lose, and a lifetime of beautiful new music to gain.

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Congolese Guitar Evolution – Online Course

After a crash course in Afrobeat, Malian pentatonic styles, South African chord-melody techniques, Coupez-Decale and Soukous you’ll feel completely confident playing a variety of African grooves.

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